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Abigail White / Bio

Growing up, Abigail was embarassingly and somewhat unexplainably sensitive. She had the unhealthy tendency of taking on the feelings of others and developed a reputation on the playground of being somewhat of a crier. In third grade, Abigail began to refocus her emotional energy into stanzas, rather than tears, by composing thoughtful, deep, introspective poetry, or so she thought. In reality, she wrote poems with titles like "There's a Dragon in My Bedroom" about an actual dragon living beneath a young girl's bed. Abigail's imagination continued to develop all throughout her elemetary and middle school years in the form of poetry, short stories, and elaborate, intrinsic plots involving her Polly Fashion dolls. A steady supply of "Calvin & Hobbes" comics and "Gilmore Girls" reruns throughout Abigail's youth helped mold her emotional intelligence into wit, confidence, and much to her parents' dismay, sass.

Abigail grew up in a house buzzing with classical music, primarily due to her mother's Suzuki piano studio located on the first floor of their home. While Abigail resisted the piano, she could not stay away from music. Like the vast majority of blonde, singer-songwriters in the country music industry, Abigail grew up singing in choirs, church, and the shower. Abigail performed in musical theater productions semi-religiously from second grade to ninth. She played every role from a poverty-stricken peasant who underwent an untimely, but thoroughly dramatic death, to a crazy, cheetah-print stelleto-wearing comedic aunt, ultimately performing in over 40 shows in a span of 8 years. Abigail began training classically in voice in sixth grade and took guitar in seventh. By eighth grade, Abigail was ready to retire from her short-lived theatrical career because she had found another new, exciting creative outlet, songwriting.

While Abigail loves performing and singing, her first true love is songwriting, both the art and the craft. The summer before she started high school, Abigail participated in a songwriting intensive program at Berklee College of Music and became exposed to the craft and business of songwriting for the first time. Since that summer, Abigail inhales every piece of information she can acquire regarding the business, craft, and art of writing. She spends more hours breaking down song structure and stalking influential songwriters on Wikipedia than she feels completely comfortable admitting in this biography. Nothing short of an apocalypse can deter her from her goal to become a writer with composition skills on par with that of her her many heros (Jason Isbell, Brandy Clark, Tim Nichols, Barry Dean, Chris Thile, Holly Williams, Lori McKenna, Luke Laird, Dave Mallett, and Dolly Parton, among others). She travels to Nashville as often as she can to cowrite, perform, and record while studying Business at Bentley University. She aspires to be a staff songwriter at a Music Row publishing label and to write and play music for anyone and everyone who will listn as long as she can.

General Info

Band Members
Abigail White
Artist Name
Abigail White
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/abigailwhite
Genres
Country / Pop

Contact Info

Location
Lynnfield, MA

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